The Hundred saw a comical-yet-impressive crowd catch of a Liam Livingstone maximum which left the on-air commentators reeling in laughter. In an attempt to hold on to the ball, the spectator tripped over the seats but not before completing the catch.
The incident occurred in the 31st match of the tournament between Northern Superchargers and Birmingham Phoenix in Leeds. Birmingham was set a target of 144 after a valiant effort from Superchargers’ opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore.
In the run-chase, skipper Liam Livingstone struck a humongous six which was caught by the fan in the stands. He tripped over the seats and fell, before standing up and soaking in the applause. He rocked a dance move but his phone popped out.
He held on to that, moved back to his seat, and while being in full flow, gulped down an entire drink at one go. It was all on the big screen and the man threw out a flying kiss to top it all off. It was a moment to savor and he’s likely to become instantly popular among his friends.
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Great night of entertainment again in #TheHundred
Only thing better than all of Liam Livingstone’s sixes have been the crowd catches at Headingley. Catch of the night here 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/6oTte47nxp
— Tom Hyland (@TomHyland4) August 17, 2021
Liam Livingstone’s blistering knock sends Birmingham Phoenix soaring into the finals of The Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix captain, Liam Livingstone, produced a brutal display of ball-striking which was too hot to handle for the Northern Superchargers. After being put in to bat first, Superchargers put a healthy 143 on the board thanks to a 44-ball 71 from Kohler-Cadmore.
The pressure was on the Birmingham side, who got off to a miserable start. They lost Will Smeed in the very first over for a first-ball duck to David Willey. In walked Livingstone, who has been going through a purple patch of late.
He pounded 10 sixes in his 40-ball 92, which blew away the Superchargers. He helped his team win by eight wickets, with as many as 26 balls to spare. The win propelled Birmingham into the finals, and they now await the winner of the Eliminator between Southern Brave and Trent Rockets to face them in the final.